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Egis lands PMC services contract for new Kuwait Airways tower

KUWAIT CITY, July 6, 2023

Egis, a leading engineering and operations consultancy, said it has secured a major contract to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for the execution of the new Kuwait Airways Tower project in Qibla, Kuwait. 
The project, which encompasses a 1,416 cu m area, will feature a multi-storey tower spanning 20 to 30 floors, a two-level basement for parking, a podium serving as a multi-purpose hall with a commercial complex on the ground floor and two mezzanine levels, along with additional upper floors.
Through this project, Kuwait Airways Company (KAC) aims to build a state-of-the-art, Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, multi-purpose tower that adheres to the latest technical and professional standards, optimizing functionality and sustainability. 
Egis said under this deal, it will work closely with KAC alongside the entire project lifecycle to provide comprehensive project management services - from pre-design to testing, commissioning, and handover. 
Leveraging BIM-based technology, and aiming for Leed certification, Egis will oversee pre-construction and construction phases, feasibility studies, site analysis, market research, project concept and program, project scheduling, cost and time management, Leed consulting, design coordination, value engineering, quality control, risk planning and more to ensure a successful delivery of this iconic tower.
Kuwait Airways Company Chairman Captain Ali Al Dokhan said:"The project represents an important milestone for us and we are delighted to partner with Egis as our project management consultant for this endeavour."
"Their expertise and proven track record in managing complex projects align perfectly with our vision of creating a state-of-the art tower that showcases sustainability and exemplifies the highest standards of design and functionality. Together with Egis, we are confident in delivering an iconic landmark that will elevate Kuwait's profile in the global business landscape," he added.
According to Egis, the project scope includes landscaping, external civil works, surface parking spaces, hospitality offerings, and other components based on the feasibility study, thus ensuring optimal utilization of the available area and services on and around the site.
On the key contract win, Khaled Elmir, Managing Director for Egis in Kuwait, said: "This opportunity reinforces Egis’ position as a trusted and influential leader in the field of engineering."
"We are excited about establishing a strong and enduring partnership with our esteemed client, collaborating closely to leverage our expertise and ensure the flawless execution of this iconic tower," he stated.
According to Elmir, Egis has established itself in Kuwait through active engagement in numerous prestigious projects that align with the country's vision. 
Notable examples include The Scientific Center, the National Bank of Kuwait HQ, Al Ghouse Road, the Boubyan Bank HQ, and PMC For Al Multaa City and The central Bank of Kuwait, he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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